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#Phil Hogan

# phil-hogan - Friday 31 October, 2014

'Water is not free' - Hogan says it's either water charges or more income tax
# Big Philly Style
# Big Philly Style

'Water is not free' - Hogan says it's either water charges or more income tax

Oct 31st 2014, 8:03 PM 27,770 Views 307 Comments

Hogan said people can protest if they like but the charges are not going anywhere.

# phil-hogan - Thursday 30 October, 2014

Here's what happened today: Thursday
# Evening Fix
# Evening Fix

Here's what happened today: Thursday

Oct 30th 2014, 8:59 PM 9,970 Views 2 Comments

Everyone’s talking about Enda Kenny meeting with accused republicans, the new Rehab CEO and an Aer Lingus passenger arrested for an Ebola scare.

Phil Hogan is officially no longer a TD
# Over And Out
# Over And Out

Phil Hogan is officially no longer a TD

Oct 30th 2014, 7:08 PM 13,079 Views 85 Comments

From Saturday, he’ll be the European Commissioner for Agriculture & Rural Development.

# phil-hogan - Wednesday 22 October, 2014

Confirmed: Big Phil Hogan is now officially the EU Agriculture Commissioner
# In The Door
# In The Door

Confirmed: Big Phil Hogan is now officially the EU Agriculture Commissioner

Oct 22nd 2014, 2:52 PM 6,122 Views 70 Comments

Sinn Féin’s Matt Carthy said he intends to hold the commissioner accountable at all times.

# phil-hogan - Tuesday 21 October, 2014

Nessa Childers says the legal, er, 'situation' between her and Phil Hogan is over
# That's That Then
# That's That Then

Nessa Childers says the legal, er, 'situation' between her and Phil Hogan is over

Oct 21st 2014, 5:37 PM 9,788 Views 16 Comments

Hogan sent legal letters to the MEP last month.

14 reasons why people don't like and don't trust Irish Water
# Underwater
# Underwater

14 reasons why people don't like and don't trust Irish Water

Oct 21st 2014, 2:05 PM 37,951 Views 132 Comments

Leaks, protests, communication breakdown and a scorned minister have all contributed to a difficult 10 months for the new semi-state.

# phil-hogan - Saturday 4 October, 2014

"I hope you won’t get into trouble...": Here are the winners and losers from the political week
# House Of Cards
# House Of Cards

"I hope you won’t get into trouble...": Here are the winners and losers from the political week

Oct 4th 2014, 6:30 PM 13,952 Views 24 Comments

The McNulty omnishambles just wouldn’t go away, Big Phil’s Big Grilling failed to materialise, and a Tory minister landed himself in hot water – over a poem.

# phil-hogan - Friday 3 October, 2014

A Garda whistleblower is backing MEP's legal battle with Phil Hogan
# Support
# Support

A Garda whistleblower is backing MEP's legal battle with Phil Hogan

Oct 3rd 2014, 3:55 PM 11,911 Views 0 Comments

Garda whistleblower John Wilson has said he will fund raise for Nessa Childer’s legal costs in the case that Phil Hogan proceeds with threatened action.

State of the Nation: The Omnishambles that just won't go away
# Dáil Talk
# Dáil Talk

State of the Nation: The Omnishambles that just won't go away

Oct 3rd 2014, 8:41 AM 8,120 Views 35 Comments

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# phil-hogan - Thursday 2 October, 2014

# phil-hogan - Monday 29 September, 2014

Here's why the next 10 days are critical for the future of the European Union
# Explainer
# Explainer

Here's why the next 10 days are critical for the future of the European Union

Sep 29th 2014, 8:50 AM 6,528 Views 27 Comments

Fine Gael’s Brian Hayes explains the process of confirming the make-up of the next European Commission.

# phil-hogan - Sunday 28 September, 2014

Phil Hogan 'personally signed off on' funding relating to Irish Water consultants
# Big Spend
# Big Spend

Phil Hogan 'personally signed off on' funding relating to Irish Water consultants

Sep 28th 2014, 8:42 PM 19,972 Views 77 Comments

New documents have reportedly revealed that he was aware of the spend as far back as December 2012.

# phil-hogan - Thursday 25 September, 2014

State of the Nation: This McNulty scandal is really building up a head of steam...
# Dáil Talk
# Dáil Talk

State of the Nation: This McNulty scandal is really building up a head of steam...

Sep 25th 2014, 8:58 AM 7,342 Views 16 Comments

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

Phil Hogan's making legal threats against an Irish MEP
# Complaint
# Complaint

Phil Hogan's making legal threats against an Irish MEP

Sep 25th 2014, 8:30 AM 17,092 Views 31 Comments

Here’s Childers’ letter she sent the the European Legal Affairs Committee last night.

# phil-hogan - Saturday 13 September, 2014

Aaron McKenna: 'We don’t need national political castoffs to run an arbitrarily sized bureaucracy'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Aaron McKenna: 'We don’t need national political castoffs to run an arbitrarily sized bureaucracy'

Sep 13th 2014, 8:00 AM 12 Views 28 Comments

European Commissioners aren’t picked on any basis of merit or usefulness. It’s no different than most governments, but at least we elect the cabinet together at home.

# phil-hogan - Wednesday 10 September, 2014

Big Phil's finally been named in the Agriculture job (and farmers are delighted)
# Hogan Knows Best
# Hogan Knows Best

Big Phil's finally been named in the Agriculture job (and farmers are delighted)

Sep 10th 2014, 11:19 PM 18,345 Views 148 Comments

He’ll face a grilling from ‘Ming’ and Sinn Féin before the role is secure, but the Kilkenny politician’s widely expected to be confirmed as planned next month…

Here's how much Phil Hogan will be earning as EU Commissioner...
# Big Bill
# Big Bill

Here's how much Phil Hogan will be earning as EU Commissioner...

Sep 10th 2014, 7:56 PM 34,048 Views 107 Comments

Swag-riculture Commissioner.

My "track record of delivering" won me EU role, says Hogan
# The Commish
# The Commish

My "track record of delivering" won me EU role, says Hogan

Sep 10th 2014, 12:20 PM 8,560 Views 104 Comments

Phil Hogan’s been named as Agriculture Commisioner. His record of “being able to deliver in difficult circumstances” swung the job for him, he says.

Explainer: Phil Hogan's set to be named as Agriculture Commissioner ... but what happens next?
# Big Phil's Gig
# Big Phil's Gig

Explainer: Phil Hogan's set to be named as Agriculture Commissioner ... but what happens next?

Sep 10th 2014, 8:45 AM 12,086 Views 51 Comments

Some Irish TDs have been threatening to make life difficult for Big Phil during the nomination process. But can they cause that much trouble for the divisive former minister?

# phil-hogan - Sunday 7 September, 2014

It's the last thing he needs, but Phil Hogan's just been landed with ANOTHER Irish Water scandal
# Bad Timing
# Bad Timing

It's the last thing he needs, but Phil Hogan's just been landed with ANOTHER Irish Water scandal

Sep 7th 2014, 7:45 PM 57,448 Views 133 Comments

The former minister had the biggest job interview of his life this week, as he bids to become Agriculture Commissioner. But the issue of Irish Water just won’t go away, it seems.

# phil-hogan - Wednesday 3 September, 2014

Leaked chart names Phil Hogan as Agriculture Commissioner ... but can it be trusted?
# Serious Health Warning
# Serious Health Warning

Leaked chart names Phil Hogan as Agriculture Commissioner ... but can it be trusted?

Sep 3rd 2014, 5:24 PM 8,828 Views 43 Comments

It’s the job the Irish Government wants, but there’s been speculation the much sought-after portfolio may go elsewhere.

READ: Nessa Childers' attack on Phil Hogan over social housing
# EU Commission
# EU Commission

READ: Nessa Childers' attack on Phil Hogan over social housing

Sep 3rd 2014, 2:26 PM 10,615 Views 67 Comments

She said Hogan’s appointment in Europe would be “a step backwards for equality.”

# phil-hogan - Monday 11 August, 2014

Nobody knows which EU job Phil Hogan is getting... but we know which one he wants
# Big Philly Style
# Big Philly Style

Nobody knows which EU job Phil Hogan is getting... but we know which one he wants

Aug 11th 2014, 11:18 AM 6,886 Views 74 Comments

Fine Gael MEP Brian Hayes says the decision is a matter for Jean Claude Juncker…

# phil-hogan - Tuesday 5 August, 2014

'Phil Hogans' hold protest against controversial Kilkenny bridge
# Troubled Waters
# Troubled Waters

'Phil Hogans' hold protest against controversial Kilkenny bridge

Aug 5th 2014, 12:12 PM 9,448 Views 42 Comments

Protesters are keeping up a 24-hour presence at the construction site of a bridge over the River Nore.

# phil-hogan - Wednesday 16 July, 2014

Opinion: Big Phil wasn't the best option for Europe... it should have been Lucinda
# Commissioners
# Commissioners

Opinion: Big Phil wasn't the best option for Europe... it should have been Lucinda

Jul 16th 2014, 8:00 AM 97 Views 65 Comments

Creighton could be a better fit for the role of a European Commissioner, while Hogan looks likely to receive a small portfolio.

# phil-hogan - Saturday 12 July, 2014

Fianna Fáil is 'seriously considering' banning under-18s from buying spray paint
# Graffiti
# Graffiti

Fianna Fáil is 'seriously considering' banning under-18s from buying spray paint

Jul 12th 2014, 8:30 AM 6,843 Views 55 Comments

Barry Cowen raised the issue in the Dáil recently after members of the public suggested the idea.

# phil-hogan - Wednesday 9 July, 2014

Dubliners may have to wait five years for a directly-elected mayor
# The Waiting Game
# The Waiting Game

Dubliners may have to wait five years for a directly-elected mayor

Jul 9th 2014, 7:30 AM 4,698 Views 24 Comments

Fingal County Council is still not on board with the idea, though.

# phil-hogan - Tuesday 8 July, 2014

Gerry doesn't think Phil's fit to send to Europe.. A "3 or 4 hour session" with MEPs should sort it, says Enda
# Unanswered Questions
# Unanswered Questions

Gerry doesn't think Phil's fit to send to Europe.. A "3 or 4 hour session" with MEPs should sort it, says Enda

Jul 8th 2014, 4:28 PM 7,827 Views 44 Comments

The Government is expected to announced either Hogan or former Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore for the EU post by tomorrow…

# phil-hogan - Monday 7 July, 2014

Could septic tanks be a thing of the past?
# Private Sewage Scheme
# Private Sewage Scheme

Could septic tanks be a thing of the past?

Jul 7th 2014, 2:45 PM 14,829 Views 10 Comments

106 households in North Kildare will take part in the largest private group sewage scheme in Ireland.

# phil-hogan - Friday 4 July, 2014

Irish Deaf Society produces video showing why advocacy service shouldn't be scrapped
# Funding Cuts
# Funding Cuts

Irish Deaf Society produces video showing why advocacy service shouldn't be scrapped

Jul 4th 2014, 9:58 PM 7,545 Views 19 Comments

Funding cuts announced this week resulted in the immediate closure of the The Irish Deaf Society’s National Advocacy Service for Deaf people.

# phil-hogan - Wednesday 2 July, 2014

'Left high and dry': TDs call for Deaf advocacy service to be re-opened
# Funding Cuts
# Funding Cuts

'Left high and dry': TDs call for Deaf advocacy service to be re-opened

Jul 2nd 2014, 4:50 PM 5,631 Views 16 Comments

Some 5,000 people have been affected by the closure of the Irish Deaf Society’s National Advocacy Service.

# phil-hogan - Tuesday 1 July, 2014

Asbestos dumped on halting site was not removed for over four months
# Local Authorities
# Local Authorities

Asbestos dumped on halting site was not removed for over four months

Jul 1st 2014, 2:01 PM 13,593 Views 127 Comments

The National Traveller Partnership has said that Local Authorities have a “poor track record” in helping Travellers and should not be in charge of their finances.

Why Eamon Gilmore wants a top EU job, and why it would be a win for Labour if he got it
# EU Commissioner
# EU Commissioner

Why Eamon Gilmore wants a top EU job, and why it would be a win for Labour if he got it

Jul 1st 2014, 12:49 PM 6,075 Views 54 Comments

Analysis: Labour is being told it needs to be more assertive in government, and it’s starting with the European Commissioner job.

"Worth considering": Howlin talks up Gilmore's credentials for EU job
# The Outgoing Leader
# The Outgoing Leader

"Worth considering": Howlin talks up Gilmore's credentials for EU job

Jul 1st 2014, 10:40 AM 3,385 Views 17 Comments

The Public Expenditure Minister was asked whether the outgoing Labour leader would make a good Commissioner on his way into Cabinet this morning…

# phil-hogan - Monday 30 June, 2014

We asked these two ministers who they'd like Ireland's next European Commissioner to be*
# Not Saying
# Not Saying

We asked these two ministers who they'd like Ireland's next European Commissioner to be*

Jun 30th 2014, 3:15 PM 8,009 Views 25 Comments

* But neither of them wanted to answer the question.

# phil-hogan - Sunday 29 June, 2014

Costello says Gilmore has the 'strongest credentials' for European Commissioner job
# Off To Europe?
# Off To Europe?

Costello says Gilmore has the 'strongest credentials' for European Commissioner job

Jun 29th 2014, 12:51 PM 5,788 Views 69 Comments

He said Ireland would be looking for a significant portfolio in Europe.

# phil-hogan - Friday 27 June, 2014

'Grossly unfair': Part of Dublin's property tax revenue may be spent in other counties
# Punishment
# Punishment

'Grossly unfair': Part of Dublin's property tax revenue may be spent in other counties

Jun 27th 2014, 5:40 PM 15,643 Views 105 Comments

Labour Cllr Brendan Carr has said that, if implemented, the plan would amount to ‘punishing’ Dubliners for paying the LPT.

# phil-hogan - Tuesday 17 June, 2014

How are senior gardaí appointed and removed from their jobs?
# Oireachtas Agenda
# Oireachtas Agenda

How are senior gardaí appointed and removed from their jobs?

Jun 17th 2014, 9:00 AM 5,576 Views 6 Comments

The Technical Group will put forward a Bill today that would update the current process.

# phil-hogan - Sunday 15 June, 2014

Here's how much your county manager earned between 2008 and 2011
# They're County
# They're County

Here's how much your county manager earned between 2008 and 2011

Jun 15th 2014, 7:45 AM 19,412 Views 25 Comments

The county manager position is now known as the Chief Executive.